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Born to two budding badminton champions Dr. Harvir Singh and Mrs. Usha Nehwal, Saina Nehwal has become a force to reckon with in badminton, at just 22 years of age.
This ace badminton player has managed to prove her prowess by winning a medal for India in the London Olympics. Saina has diverted the attention of a cricket-crazy nation to badminton and she has done India proud by conquering and retaining her World No.2 spot in the Women’s Singles rankings of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
Despite being so young, in recognition of her talents and achievements, Saina has already been awarded India’s highest national sporting award given to players, the Khel Ratna as well as the prestigious Padma Shri. This energetic and cheerful lady is set to go places as she now eyes the World No. 1 spot. Needless to say, our good wishes are definitely with her!
Why we find her inspiring:
– For excelling in her chosen field at such a young age and making her country proud
– She continues to be a hardworking and down-to-earth person who hasn’t let success get to her head.
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